Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
2005, Hard Case Crime


Synopsis: Vince Teague and Dave Bowie are the sole operators of The Weekly Islander, a small Maine newspaper.  Stephanie McCann has been working for them as an intern.   When Stephanie asks if they've ever come across a real unexplained mystery in the fifty years they'd been publishing the paper, they tell her the story of The Colorado Kid.

The Good: Written by Stephen King, so you do get a enthralling story. The basis of the TV show Haven, so you do get to see where that world originated.

The Bad: Yeah, I read this because I love Stephen King and I love the show Haven. Two major problems. This show is very, very, very loosely based on this book. Like almost nothing is the same. Second, there is no ending. I don't consider this a spoiler, because there is absolutely nothing to spoil. This is a mystery that does not have a resolution. You get the whole background of the Colorado Kid case, yet you get absolutely no clue whatsoever how or why he died. No idea as to killer. No satisfaction at all.

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